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Anaītis

Ἀναΐτις). An Armenian goddess, probably to be identified with Aphrodité. Her temple stood in the district of Acilisené, in the territory between the northern and southern branches of the Euphrates. This temple had set apart for it a large tract of land, which was cultivated by male and female slaves (ἱερόδουλοι). It was famous for its riches, and from it Antony in his Parthian expedition carried away an image of the goddess made of solid gold (Pliny , Pliny H. N. xxxiii. 4). Anaïtis was worshipped also at Zela in Pontus, and in Comana.—Among the Lydians, the name Anaïtis was given to Artemis (Pausan. iii. 16, 8).

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